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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:53 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
It displays some characteristics that can be...

It displays some characteristics that can be interpreted as Majapahit, but I most sincerely doubt that it can be attributed to origin during the period of the Kingdom of Majapahit.

It is very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, it is a problem, but maybe, for me, it...

Yeah, it is a problem, but maybe, for me, it would not be a problem except that I have never heard a name that equates to "Veiled Durga" in Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese, or Balinese.

I'd be happy to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th July 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you David. I have given serious...

Thank you David.

I have given serious consideration to continuing this discussion, there is more than a little content in some posts that should be clarified, however, this clarification cannot be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The third foto of Durga that David has shown us...

The third foto of Durga that David has shown us is a statue from Candi Jawi, located in the village of Candi Wates, about 40km from Surabaya in East Jawa.

Candi Jawi was built by Kertanegara, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Possibly so Gustav, possibly so, but "common...

Possibly so Gustav, possibly so, but "common knowledge" does not always penetrate the perimeters of separated, or even merging, circles. Still, since there are only three characters in this little...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You will probably think much longer on this hilt...

You will probably think much longer on this hilt style, IP. It has been in my thoughts since I first encountered it, and I really forget how long ago that is.

In fact, I am not taking any argument...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David. I threw in the "scare little children"...

David. I threw in the "scare little children" thing as light relief, however, it is not all that far from reality. Bear in mind that the common people of a society do not have the same understandings...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, I do not yet have any solid answers to give...

Jaga, I do not yet have any solid answers to give you. I asked questions in the hope that somebody might carry out some serious research and also have the time to think. The simple truth is that I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Frankly, this keris and the associated stories...

Frankly, this keris and the associated stories are not of any particular interest to me personally. Probably some people might find this to be a strange attitude for me to have, and I have no...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The deity Durga has had a bad rap from too many...

The deity Durga has had a bad rap from too many people for too long.

I am not going to attempt to set that straight, I am going to ask anybody who might happen to read what I am now writing to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Anthony

Thank you Anthony
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2021, 10:26 PM
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Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, insofar as dhapur goes, Lalu Djelenga...

Anthony, insofar as dhapur goes, Lalu Djelenga mentions dhapur in his "Keris Lombok" which was published in 1993 I think.

Balinese idea? Lombok idea? Jawa idea? I don't know, but at least thirty...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,099
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You screw the hilt on, you do not push it, hilt...

You screw the hilt on, you do not push it, hilt holes are all different sizes so you might need to do the job a few times before you get it right.

You begin at the tip of the pesi and work down....
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 28th June 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue will be removed from our site within the next week.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue will be removed from our site within the next week.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anything is always possible David, but I do not...

Anything is always possible David, but I do not believe that this is an old blade, on my monitor I can clearly see chisel marks & file marks in the body of the blade. Everything is too crisp and too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is a solid suggestion Athanase, the Dutch...

That is a solid suggestion Athanase, the Dutch Lion is a recurring motif during the period we're looking at, it is found in objects related to the Dutch overlords, both government and private, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I did have a previous comment in this spot, but I...

I did have a previous comment in this spot, but I decided it was a waste of space.

I have stated my professional opinion, and in this field, I am a professional with a pretty hefty resume.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I've spent a lot of time looking at your...

Jean, I've spent a lot of time looking at your photos, I am still not prepared to get too positive about origin, but one thing does really stick out like a sore thumb. The greneng. This is a really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Kubur, you're absolutely correct, this sword...

Yes Kubur, you're absolutely correct, this sword was produced in Jawa, and Javanese society and culture is very symbolic in nature, but this particular sword was not produced in accordance with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Travel? During the Time of Covid? I...

Travel?

During the Time of Covid?

I admire your bravery Jean.

South Sumatera?

1600 to 1700?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kubur, I thank you for your very knowledgeable...

Kubur, I thank you for your very knowledgeable and perceptive comments, I believe you are expert in your own field and I have absolutely no desire at all to challenge your deep knowledge in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I checked out this thread pretty much as soon as...

I checked out this thread pretty much as soon as it began, which was a bit of a fluke, because Philippine stuff does not interest me in the slightest, I was bored and chained to the computer anyway,...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 20th June 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-catalogue-80

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th June 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-catalogue-80

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
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